Marine regulators, researchers and water sports operators came together to analyze Pattaya’s marine-safety problems and create action plans to improve safety and restore tourist confidence.
The Sept. 29 seminar by the Pattaya Marine Department and Thailand Research Organizations Network is sponsored by National Research Council of Thailand with a 2 million baht budget.
Thongchai Phongvichai (left), director of the ship-registration bureau, and Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (right) meet with researchers and water sports operators to analyze Pattaya’s marine-safety problems and create action plans to improve safety.
Thongchai Phongvichai, director of the ship-registration bureau, and Raywat Phothileang, director of Bali Hai Pier, met with speedboat operators and jet ski vendors to address issues of accidents and prevention. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh presided over the meeting.
The objective of this seminar was to study and analyze problems of marine activities, risks and safety management of marine tourism. Participants analyzed conflict marine-tourism activities to determine useful coastal zones in Pattaya Bay. The session also reviewed international marine-safety plans and draft proposals to improve safety management.
Results of the analysis will be used to develop three plans covering risk analysis, speedboat operations and improving regulations.
Projects will be presented to the Pattaya City Council to solve problems faced by tourists and restore the reputation as much as possible. The projects are scheduled to completed by July 2015, with research done by the Marine Department and Mahidol University’s Engineering Department.